Stories and Testimonies
by Former Members of
Worldwide Church of God
It is not how many abusive details that a survivor can recount and describe in order for their story to be considered important. It is how the individual perceived their experience to be detrimental, or even life shattering, that counts.
Telling your story turns it into a history that can eventually be left behind and frees you to some extent, making it easier to create a new life for yourself. You have developed strengths because of all you have endured, and you are a unique individual with purpose.
Names have been changed for confidentiality, unless the author requests their real name be used. Stories are not necessarily listed in order received.
Not all stories submitted are posted and we reserve the right to refuse to post.
Also see: Testimonies and Writings by Exiters (covers a variety of subjects)
Update: Worldwide Church of God changed their name in April 2009 in the United States to Grace Communion International.
Doctrines of Destruction
Lamb With Wolf-Like Jaws! (Letter exposing the deceit, abuse and hypocrisy of the Worldwide Church of God. Written during their new doctrinal changes; mailed to ESN, former minister David Covington, counter-cult apologetic ministries and local members.)
Abused by Worldwide Church of God When I Decided to Leave Their Fellowship (shows ongoing cultic mindset in WCG in 2005)
Pronounced "Unconverted" (This man went from "converted" to "unconverted" and back to "converted" again.)
I Suffered Because of Worldwide Church of God (mentions Gerald Flurry)
I Was Not Among the Upper Crust (also covers the new changes)
I Became Weary With the Whole Mess (was also in United Church of God; mentions Roderick Meredith)
Starting to Heal After Thirteen Years (also had David C. Pack as minister in WCG)
The Error and Deception of Living Church of God (This man kept a diary of all the odd things he noticed at LCG services.)
Christian Biblical Church of God
Intercontinental Church of God (formerly Church of God International)
My Journey From the Depths of Despair (This man was influenced by GTA's teachings and almost ended his life.)